Orioles, righty Jimenez agree to deal

 

Ubaldo Jimenez will be heading to Baltimore.
Ubaldo Jimenez will be heading to Baltimore. (USATSI)

Snyder: Orioles' gamble on Jimenez unlikely to pay off

Free agent beginning pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez appears to finally have a team. He has agreed to sign with the Orioles, Jon Heyman confirms. Heyman experiences that the deal is for four years and $50 million.

The deal has been finalized, other than that pesky bodily – and with the Orioles, you never know if the player will cross.

Jimenez, 30, completed third in NL Cy Younger voting in 2010, when he was one in every of baseball's best pitchers. He had largely dissatisfied since then, until placing issues collectively down the stretch for the Indians last season.

In Jimenez's final 12 begins, he went 6-four with a 1.72 ERA and 94 strikeouts in seventy eight 1/3 innings. On the season, he was 13-9 with a 3.30 PERIOD (114 PERIOD+), 1.33 WHIP and 194 strikeouts in 182 2/three innings. His 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings marked the highest Okay-rate in his career while he improved his peripherals across the board.

Jimenez in Baltimore would be a part of Chris Tillman and Wei-Yin Chen atop the rotation. Bud Norris can be the seemingly fourth starter with Miguel Gonzalez, Kevin Gausman and newly-signed Suk-min Yoon competing for the fifth spot.

If the Orioles do complete the signing, they will forfeit the 17th total choose within the draft, as Jimenez has first-spherical draft choose compensation tied to him by advantage of declining the one-yr, $14.1 million qualifying offer from Cleveland.

 

 

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